[Book 3 of the Carter Brother series *can be read separately* ]. Rated-R Novel (only Rated R on some chapters). Eli Carter and Ivy Stanford come from totally different backgrounds. Eli has an easy life; money, women, good looks and a colourful view of the world-Ivy on the other hand is the complete opposite; her life is hard with sacrifices needing to be made at every turn. Armed with the knowledge that life is...well a b*tch, Ivy is extra cautious when it comes to relationships. But even her efforts of pushing away the handsome yet cocky Carter man don't work. And although, Eli's never had a woman resist him before- he'll be damned if the first one happens to be his mate.